Christmas shopping takes joy out of holidays

December 6, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Holidays are supposed to be filled with joy, but instead people take the joy out by wasting their time and money in Christmas shopping. Waiting in lines and spending  money  takes the joy out of the holidays. When customers go to places like malls and Walmarts, the joy is gone because they can’t find the gifts they are looking for. Customers think they are saving money with…

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Free holiday orchestra concert to bring holiday cheer

By Cuahutemoc Hernandez A free holiday orchestra concert is being presented by the East Los Angeles College music department on Thursday, December 7. The ELAC symphony orchestra will be playing five different pieces, led by their conductor, Samvel Chilingarian. Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Symphony #7 – Allegretto,” a piece composed around 1811-1812. A piece that at the time was considered one of Beethoven’s best works. It was dedicated to Count Moritz von…

December 3, 2017
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Fresh talent to perform at Christmas concert

By Kathy Cecchin Jazzabration Living Legend Award-winner singer Sylvia Boyd first saw Bobby Chavez when he was playing jazz at the Lighthouse Cafe in Manhattan Beach, California. “I gotta work with that guy,” she thought. Less than a year later she will join the Husky Jazz Ensemble for their concert on Dec. 1. Chavez invited Boyd to join the evening’s festivities to celebrate his first concert as ELAC’s Jazz Ensemble…

December 2, 2017
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The Killers release holiday album for charity

November 23, 2016

By Lesley Pastor Alternative rock band, The Killers, released a new holiday album this past Friday where all proceeds will benefit Bono’s (RED) charity. The holiday album is titled Don’t Waste Your Wishes and features special guests such as Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ned Humphrey Hansen. The album opens up with their first track titled “A Great Big Sled” featuring Toni Halliday, lead singer of the rock band the…

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First Friday Jazz concert series ends year on festive note

December 10, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Jazz Band rocked the final First Friday Jazz Concert of the season with an eclectic mix of big band jazz numbers and classic Christmas standards  Friday at the S2 Recital Hall. Led by Music Department chair Robert Dawson, the band delighted the crowd in the midst of the chilly weather. The concert kicked off with the Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride.” It was…

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Art students sell ceramic art pieces

By Kele Carraher-Quinteros Contributing Writer Holiday shopping can be hard, but thanks to East Los Angeles College’s ceramics sale, it doesn’t have to be. The ceramics sale is being held on the west patio in front of the S2 building, with sales continuing today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ceramics sale is an age-old tradition at ELAC, beginning shortly after the program started in the 1950s. It has…

December 7, 2011
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‘Tis the season to be greedy

  By Rodolfo Trujillo The true message of Christmas is about God’s love for his people.  If you don’t believe in that, then why celebrate it at all? Christmas is less than three weeks away and people are going crazy at the stores buying gifts for the people in their lives. With unemployment and a struggling economy, many people are out looking for deals. The day after Thanksgiving it was shocking…

December 7, 2011
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